Transit Planning

Key Connections

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail

• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar

• Charlotte Douglas International Airport

• Charlotte Gateway District

• Bank of America Stadium Key Connections

• BB&T Ballpark

• Ovens Auditorium

• Bojangles Coliseum

• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals

• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 26-mile light rail line that is part of CATS 2030 Corridor System Plan. The line stretches from the Town of Matthews, through Center City, into the City of Belmont in Gaston County.

What's Happening Right Now?

Through October 2020, CATS will conduct 3 phases of public outreach during the Pre-Project Development Phase. This phase is necessary to be eligible for future federal funding through the Federal Transit Administration.


Phase 1 - March: CATS will present the adopted alignment while educating the public on refinement opportunities. These refinement opportunities take into consideration nearby development, existing neighborhoods, coordination with other infrastructure projects, and future desires of the community.

Phase 2 - Late Summer/Early Fall: CATS will present the community with refined alternatives to segments of the alignment. These refined options will be developed utilizing feedback from Phase 1 and preliminary engineering.

Phase 3 - Late 2020/Early 2021: CATS will present the community and stakeholders with a final alignment. This final alignment will be taken further into design and into the Project Development phase. 


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Public meetings

Spring public meetings scheduled for March 10- March 19 were postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

CATS will conduct virtual meetings with neighborhood groups along the proposed LYNX Silver Line. Email, or call 704-336-RIDE (7433) to sign your neighborhood or community group up for a virtual meeting with project team


Project Materials

Click here to view the  mailer.

Click hereto view a video presentation with the project team. 

Click here to give your feedback in the survey.

Click here to download a project toolkit, with sharable materials including:

  • Fact Sheet
  • FAQs
  • Phase 1 Project Presentation
  • Phase 1 Survey


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Questions about the LYNX Silver Line?

Contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433(RIDE) or